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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Lightning, with a chance of antimatter
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. […]

How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and […]

ID microstructure of stock useful in financial crisis
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Every day, thousands of orders for selling or buying stocks are registered and processed within […]

Droplet explosion by shock waves, relevant to nuclear medicine
Posted on November 22, 2017 at 3:07 pm

An arrow shooting through an apple, makes for a spectacular explosive sight in slow motion. […]